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thumbnail IMG 1722Brighten someoneʻs day with one of our gailey wrapped gift baskets.

Send Some Aloha to Loved Ones in Quarantine

Mahalo for the great feedback on our recent first blog—we always appreciate hearing from you! Itʻs comforting to stay connected during the COVID pandemic...whether via a blog, social media, phone calls and Face Time…or sending a gift basket to say “I care.” Hawaii’s Gift Baskets has a large array of gift baskets to brighten someoneʻs day!

Mother’s Day is May 10

Friendly reminder the second Sunday of the month is Motherʻs Day. For May, we feature our Big Island Sweets No Ka Oi (The Best) gift basket. Chock full of tasty made-in-Hawaii goodies, this popular basket is sure to please Mom or a loved one isolated due to the pandemic. Among the many tasty treats found in the basket are chocolates painstakingly prepared by two Kona confectioners and weʻd like to share their stories. Itʻs wonderful folks like these that make our baskets so special!

 

thumbnail KailuaCandyCo 1Kailua Candy Company confectioners Robin and Cathy Barrett top mac nuts with chocolate for their crunchy Mac Nut Honu (turtle) candies.

Kailua Candy Company

Kailua Candy Company was founded in 1977 in Kailua-Kona and at the helm is second generation confectioner Cathy Barrett and hubby Robin. “Our rules from the beginning have been to use the finest ingredients and we try to make the best tasting candies,” shares Cathy. The Barretts offer small-batch, handmade, real chocolate candies that sweetly feature the flavors of the islands. Their efforts were lauded by Bon Appetit as one of the nation’s Top 10 chocolate shops. Enjoy Mac Nut Honus (Turtles), award-winning Kona Coffee Swirls—which were served nightly for 28 years on the former Capt. Beans Dinner Cruise out of Kailua Bay—Tropical Truffles, Kona Coffee Bean Bark, Dark Chocolate Mac Nut Kona Sea Salt Bark and more.

 

thumbnail PaminOrchardPam Cooper displays colorful cacao pods bearing beans to make single-artisan chocolates at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory.

Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

thumbnail BobMoldingBob Cooper hand-fills mold to make plumeria-shaped chocolates.OHCF has the distinction of being the first to grow, hand-pick, sun-dry and process only Hawaiian-grown cocoa beans to assure purity and quality. The result is a delicious, single-origin Hawaii chocolate of distinctive texture and taste. OHCF was founded by North Carolina natives Bob and Pam Cooper, the couple grows cacao in Keauhou-Kona to make small-batch milk, dark and criollo chocolate at their on-site factory. Moving to Hawaii in 1997, the couple bought a farm with coffee, macadamia nut and cacao trees. Bob decided he could make something special right in his own back yard, American-grown chocolate. “Out of principal, we made the decision to both grow and process the chocolate right here to keep it locally made in the 50th State,” shares Bob. Marking 20 years in biz, their motto is “Chocolate is Aloha!®”

 

Big Island Sweets No Ka Oi

In addition to a selection of chocolates by these two fine confectioners, our Big Island Sweets No Ka Oi gift basket also includes a variety of chocolate-covered creamy mac nuts by Tropical Temptations. This basket is also available with an additional, long-lasting Tropical Floral Bouquet. Find product details on our website under Specialty Baskets: https://hawaiisgiftbaskets.com.

thumbnail image1Tantalize the taste buds with our Big Island Sweets No Ka Oi (The Best) gift basket.

Exclusive Offer Thru May 27, 2020

During these trying times, Hawaii’s Gift Baskets would like to make your gift giving a little easier! Use the website code LEIDAY2020 to not only get $10 off all orders of $100 or more, but to ALSO enjoy Free Shipping! We are located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island and where we can’t hand-deliver locally, we offer overnight FedEx shipping.

 

Ordering is Easy-Peasy

Order online or phone us for more personalized service, 808-333-9444! We are open daily 9:30am-5pm Hawaii Standard Time (we are now 6 hours behind Eastern Standard Time). Mahalo, Stay Safe and please keep in touch—find us on facebook, twitter and Pinterest.

 

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